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Know the WTO Agriculture Negotiations Modalities

New Delhi (ABC Live); WTO Agriculture Negotiations Modalities :A special session of the  WTO Agriculture Committee agreed, 26 March 2002, decided to a work programme which would set out by 31 March 2003 the key negotiating principles for a final comprehensive farm trade deal. The 31 March 2003 deadline was set in November by trade ministers at the WTO’s Fourth Ministerial Conference in Doha. Ministers also agreed …

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Know the Agriculture Trade Barriers After Uruguay Round

New Delhi (ABC Live):Agriculture Trade Barriers ; World trade has been liberalized considerably as a result of the Uruguay Round but significant trade barriers remain — including in areas of interest to developing countries like textiles and agriculture, according to a new WTO Secretariat study Market Access: Unfinished Business published today (27 April 2001). “This new report makes clear that the WTO …

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Know The WTO Agriculture Committee Mandate

 New Delhi (ABC Live) :  WTO Agriculture Committee :The WTO Agriculture Committee oversees the implementation of the Agriculture Agreement. Its key responsibility is to monitor how WTO members are complying with their commitments. The committee, made up of all WTO members, usually meets three or four times a year. The current chair is Mr. Alf VEDERHUS (Norway). The review process …

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Know Post Uruguay Round Market Access Conditions

New Delhi (ABC Live): Post Uruguay Round Market Access Conditions : World trade had been liberalized considerably as a result of the Uruguay Round but significant trade barriers remained there — including in areas of interest to developing countries like textiles and agriculture, according to a new WTO Secretariat study Market Access: Unfinished Business published today (27 April 2001). “This new report …

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Fusarium wilt TR4 Fungus Poses Threat to Banana Crops

New York (ABC Live):  Fusarium wilt TR4 : The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced on Wednesday that it is working with partners to help protect the world’s banana crops a new strain of fungus, known as Fusarium wilt TR4, which can last for years in the soil. According to FAO, the “insidious” fungus poses major risks to …

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WTO Agriculture Negotiations First Phase Concluded in 2001

New Delhi (ABC Live): WTO Agriculture Negotiations :WTO Agriculture Negotiations : WTO agriculture negotiators wrapped up the first phase of the negotiations on 27 March 2001, and swiftly agreed on a work programme for the second phase. An unprecedented number of governments participated actively in the first phase. Altogether 125 WTO members (counting the EU as 16) out of a …

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Mike Moore on Agricultural Outlook Forum 2001

Washington (ABC Live):Agricultural Outlook Forum 2001 ;  Madam Secretary, Ladies and Gentlemen First of all let me thank Secretary Veneman, and her predecessor, Dan Glickman, for inviting me to be here with you today for this important discussion. It is all the more important in view of the high priority the new Administration has placed on agriculture in its trade policy …

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Developing Countries in Second Agriculture WTO Negotiations

New Delhi (ABC Live); Second Agriculture WTO Negotiations :Director-General Mike Moore, in a speech at a meeting on “Second Agriculture WTO Negotiations : Agriculture and the Developing Countries” on 6 December 2000 in Paris, said that developing countries are focusing on opening more markets, particularly for processed goods, and disciplining export subsidies in the ongoing agriculture negotiations. He underlined the …

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Know About the First WTO Agriculture Negotiations

New Delhi (ABC Live): First WTO Agriculture Negotiations : In their first meeting on 23–24 March in year 2000, WTO agriculture negotiators reached quick agreement on the timetable for the first phase of negotiations. The First WTO Agriculture Negotiations on agriculture  started  this year under the deal struck at the end of the 1986–94 Uruguay Round of multilateral trade talks. It …

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Port State Measures Agreement to End Illegal Fishing

New York (ABC Live): Port State Measures Agreement : Calling for strengthening the fight against illegal fishing, the United Nations food security agency has urged all countries to join a landmark global treaty that aims to rid the world of the multibillion-dollar scourge. The Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA) – approved by the Conference of the Food and Agricultural Organization …

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